don't understand the point of this $90 item over $2 stereo mini cable
4 March 2010
Summary: There are too many Yamaha receivers with too little differntiation, on my model, which supports this dock, but no on screen display, there is no point to having this dock. Since you have to get and stand next to the TV to see what it is doing anyway.
Summary: I bought this Yamaha recv.back in jan of 09 and I've been very pleased with this product, don't be fooled by the 665watts, it can get louder than you might possibly ever need ,this unit is a 7.2 not a 7.1 it has two sub outs, I have 7 pair of JA Audio cube speakers and two powered subs which makes a huge difference and really rounds out the bass in my living room,I did alot of research and even baught and returned a few name brand recv.
Summary: I got this brand new in box for $350 on ebay and I couldn't be happier. As long as the specs meet your needs (2 hdmi inputs, etc), you'll be pleased. It's true that the settings are a bit daunting in scope, but in my opinion that's good in a receiver. With the manual in hand and a bit of patience it can be dialed in to make any listener happy! I don't know that I'd be any better off with a receiver priced hundreds more.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a 6 year old high-end Sony receiver that did not have HDMI. The set up was easy and the automatic YPAO microphone really got the EQ settings right for the room. The sound quality of the Yamaha completely blows away the Sony. The other great feature is the "scene" controls that allow for one button control over what function you want to use. In other words, my 3 year old can easily use the system as well as the tech averse grandparents.
Summary: I've used this product for my home theater clients as well as my own personal use, and I haven't found any other receiver that rivals the audio quality of Yamaha. These receivers are pakced with all the features you want for great prices. The HDMI throuhput makes installation simple and cable use minimal, and the fact that HD audio decoding has become so afordable is also a huge plus.
Pros: Attractive Design, Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound
Summary: This is a great receiver for anyone who has a home theater and a budget (meaning you didn't win the lottery). I have it driving an existing 5.1 surround set-up in the living room and a second zone for the pool area. It is great having the ability to control two zones with different audio sources. Initial set-up was very easy with the included microphone and an automated process. The improvement over the Sony 5.1 system it replaced is incredible.
Summary: This is truly a great AV receiver. It has a great number of features and input options. The sound is extremely clean and dynamic, as would be expected from Yamaha. It is a very good value for the price. It is highly recommended.
Summary: SUMMARY: Great Sound, Good video switching, Decodes all HD sound formats, Great DSP features, tremendous value, Pre-Outs upgradable. I was interested in buying an A/V receiver and was undecided between the Onkyo SR606 and the Yamaha RXV663 (aka HTR-6160BL), given what I'd read about them. Both are well known, well liked receivers. The Onkyo SR606 seems more popular due to the number of HDMI inputs, 1080i up conversion (though fairly buggy), and decent performance.
Summary: This is an amazing receiver. It functions flawlessly. The HDMI Upconversion is a dream come true for those with HDTV. It provides plenty of sound options for home theater and plenty of power for cranking it up and jamming out. You can't go wrong with this receiver. I sold my Harmon Kardon after a couple days of using this Yamaha. I have owned Dennon, Harmon Kardon, Onkyo and several Yamahas and this is the best receiver I have ever owned.